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The Award database is continually updated throughout the year. As a result, data for FY19 is not expected to be complete until June, 2020.

  1. Surface Modification of Exfoliated Graphite Nano-Reinforcements

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: A205

    Phase I results showed that two surface treatments, oxidative plasma and reactive finishes, are effective means of modifying the surface chemistry of exfoliated graphite nanoflakes. The surface modifications provide a more compatible surface energy for dispersion in polymers and create well-bonded interfaces with the polymer matrix. In order to be cost effective for NASA and commercial applicati ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  2. Light-Curing Structural Tape for In-Space Repair

    SBC: Adherent Technologies, Inc.            Topic: X1203

    NASA has numerous requirements for in-space repair capabilities to aid future missions beyond earth orbit. A subset of these requirements is adhesive patch materials that provide permanent or temporary repair of a wide variety of surfaces with minimal surface preparation. Prior work on light (UV and visible) curing composite matrix resins for rigidizing inflatable spacecraft shows that there is ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  3. A Hardware/Software Design Environment for Reconfigurable Communication Systems

    SBC: BINACHIP, INC.            Topic: O106

    NASA's vision of Space Exploration will require advancements in communication systems to maintain flexibility and adaptability to changing needs and requirements. The research outlined in this project will develop a hardware/software design environment that will allow NASA engineers to automatically develop flexible, reconfigurable communications systems. We will develop automated compiler algor ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  4. Active Pixel HgCdTe Detectors With Built-in Dark Current Reduction for Near-Room Temperature Operation

    SBC: EPIR TECHNOLOGIES INC            Topic: S103

    High sensitivity HgCdTe infrared arrays operating at 77K can now be tailored in a wide range of wavelengths from 1 to 14 microns. However, due to the cooling requirements, they consume large amounts of power and are bulky and unsuitable for many NASA applications. During Phase I, we demonstrated the feasibility of employing dark current skimming to increase the operating temperature of HgCdTe mid ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  5. Rover Radar for Surface Navigation, Hazard Detection and Negative Obstacle Avoidance

    SBC: Epsilon Lambda Electronics Corp.            Topic: X103

    In Topic X1.03 NASA (JPL) is seeking to extend and implement long distance exploratory surface rover missions to gain knowledge of surface topology and roughness. The benefit is to identify suitable sites for future landings of human or robotic missions and to aid in pinpoint landings. High resolution millimeter wave radar sensors provide a low cost, reliable way for a Moon or Mars Rover to dete ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  6. Demonstration of Fission Product Retention in a Novel NTR Fuel

    SBC: Hbar Technologies, LLC            Topic: X607

    Several studies over the past few decades have recognized the need for advanced propulsion to explore the solar system. As early as the 1960s, Werner Von Braun and others recognized the need for a nuclear rocket for sending humans to Mars. The great distances, the intense radiation levels, and the physiological response to zero-gravity all supported the concept of using a nuclear rocket to decre ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  7. Triaxial Swirler Liquid Injector Development

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: X601

    Sierra Engineering Inc. (Sierra) believes that the subject triaxial liquid propellant swirl injector has the potential to meet many of NASA's Earth-to-Orbit (ETO) propulsion systems goals. The triaxial swirl injector is ideally suited to a wide range of liquid oxidizers and fuels, including hydrogen and a wide range of hydrocarbons. It holds the potential of excellent high-frequency combustion st ...

    SBIR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  8. Plume Diagnostics for Combustion Stability

    SBC: SIERRA ENGINEERING, INC.            Topic: T901

    Sierra Engineering and Purdue University propose to leverage combustion stability testing, already funded and planned for the second and third quarters of next year at Purdue, by developing a non-intrusive plume instrument capable of detecting combustion instability and testing it during combustor firings. Purdue has previously created the combustor and demonstrated unstable combustion operation. ...

    STTR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  9. Polarimeter on a Chip: Antenna-Coupled Microbolometers and Polarimeters for Submillimeterwave and Millimeterwave Focal Planes

    SBC: STAR CRYOELECTRONICS LLC            Topic: S401

    Future missions to study astrophysical sources at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths require focal planes of 1000's of detectors that must operate at the background limit from cooled telescopes in space, couple efficiently to optical systems spanning wavelengths from 1 cm to 0.1 mm, allow precise measurements of polarization, and interface with a suitable readout technology. These properties ...

    SBIR Phase I 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  10. Practical Multi-Disciplinary Analysis Tools for Combustion Devices

    SBC: Tetra Research Corporation            Topic: T802

    The use of multidisciplinary analysis (MDA) techniques for combustion device environment prediction, including complex fluid mixing phenomena, is now becoming possible as numerical algorithms and high performance computing clusters become more powerful. Parallel solution methodologies and distributed memory architectures are currently available, yet the challenge of bringing highly sophisticated ...

    STTR Phase II 2006 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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